[MGSA-L] Individual Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2022 for MGSA Symposium, York University, Toronto, 13-16 October 2022

MGSA exec. director mgsa.org at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 06:33:08 PST 2021

*The deadline for the submission of individual abstracts for the 27th MGSA
Symposium is 15 January, 2022! (The Panel Submission deadline is 31
January, 2022.)  Please go to the relevant page on our Symposium website
for guidelines, information about deadlines, as well as the portals for
final submission of abstracts:*



The MGSA’s 27th biennial Symposium will be held at York University,
Toronto, Canada on *13-16 October, 2022*.

Sakis Gekas, the York University Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of
Modern Greek History
<https://hellenicheritagefoundationchair.info.yorku.ca/> & the Hellenic
Studies Program <https://heln.huma.laps.yorku.ca/> coordinator, will host
the event and chair the Local Arrangements Committee.


The Modern Greek Studies Association Executive Board, the Program
Committee, and the Local Arrangements Committee.

The Program Committee is now accepting the electronic submission of
abstracts for 20-minute individual papers, panels (of up to four 20-minute
papers), and special sessions. Submissions from all disciplines in the
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts and from interdisciplinary fields are
welcome; comparative perspectives are encouraged.

*Important Deadlines*

Individual Abstract Submission Deadline: *January 15, 2022*

Panel Submission Deadline: *January 31, 2022*

Special Session Submission Deadline: *January 31, 2022*

*Open Theme*

Proposals may concern any aspect of Greek Studies, Greece, the Greek
Diaspora, and Cyprus in early modern and modern times, and submissions on
the following topics would be particularly welcome:

●      Greek Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

●      Inclusive pedagogies

●      State control, policing and authoritarianism in Greece today

●      Aspects of ongoing humanitarian and economic crises

●      Critical reflections on the state of the field of Modern Greek

●      Greek America, the diaspora, and Greek transnational worlds

●      Critical perspectives of the Greek War of Independence and the
Bicentennial events

●      Contested identities in the Greek world

●      Perspectives on issues related to the pandemic caused by COVID 19

●      Pre-1800 Greek culture, Byzantium and its reception

●      Decoloniality and social justice

●      1922 and its aftermath

Acceptances and rejections of individual abstracts and panels will be
announced by March 15, 2022. Organizers of special sessions are notified of
the PC’s decision by May 1, 2022.

The electronic forms for submission enforce the deadlines. They also
enforce a 350-word limit for individual or panel abstracts and a 500-word
limit for panel introductions and rationales. It is suggested that you
write your abstract first and do a word count.



Each paper abstract should explain briefly the scope and focus of the
proposed topic, methodology, research sources, and the broader significance
for its discipline and the field of Modern Greek Studies. All abstracts
should be written with an eye to clarity, coherence, quality, engagement
with existing literature, and the contribution to scholarly debate.

Abstracts should reflect original work that has not been previously
presented or announced in other venues, as this compromises the blind
review process.

No one may present more than one paper or serve as a presenter and
commentator or chair on the same panel.

Jointly authored abstracts and papers are welcome.

*Individual Paper Proposals*

Individuals should submit abstracts of up to 350 words electronically by
January 15, 2022. The Program Committee will inform individuals of
acceptances and rejections by March 15, 2022.

*Panel Proposals*

The Panel Convener should submit a panel description of up to 500 words
electronically by January 31, 2022. The description should include the
panel topic and the connections between papers, along with the abstracts of
individual papers, which should not exceed 350 words each. The Program
Committee will inform panel conveners and individuals submitting abstracts
of acceptances and rejections by March 15, 2022. Panels will be reviewed
for the quality of the entire panel and individual papers. They may be
accepted or rejected in their entirety, or papers may be accepted
individually, depending on the quality of submissions.

Panels may have no more than 4 participants. If the panel convener wishes
to include a commentator, then the commentator will be the 4th member of
the panel, introduced (but not identified) as a member in the panel
abstract. The abstract should provide the rationale for including a

Panel descriptions and individual abstracts must adhere to the blind review
process. The convener of the panel will give the names and affiliations of
individual authors only where it is required in the electronic submission
and not in the panel or individual abstracts.

*Proposals for Special Sessions (Workshops, Luncheon Brainstorming

The Special Session organizer should submit a description of the proposed
session (up to 500 words) electronically by January 31, 2022. Organizers of
special sessions are notified of the PC’s decision by May 1, 2022.

Special sessions are distinct from academic conference panels. They offer
an opportunity for presenters and audience to work through a question,
problem, new approach of pedagogical, practical, or theoretical interest,
or to think more broadly about trends in the field. Discussion with the
audience is a key component. Accordingly, the process of review is
different from that of submitting abstracts for academic panels: the
process is not blind, the proposal is for the entire session and does not
include individual abstracts, and proposals are reviewed after individual
and panel abstract submissions have been vetted.

NB: Only current MGSA members may propose special sessions. Organizers must
be aware that there is no guarantee of acceptance.


Deadlines for submissions are non-negotiable and final. All submissions
must be made electronically through the MGSA 2022  Symposium website at


No other means of submission will be permitted.

*Review Process*

Abstracts for individual papers and panels should not include the name(s)
of presenters.  Compromise of the blind review process automatically
disqualifies the submission.

All submissions will be judged by the MGSA 2022 Symposium Program
Committee. No events will be scheduled that do not follow the submission
process or come directly from the Program Committee. All decisions of the
Committee are final.

While MGSA membership is not a requirement at the time of submitting an
abstract for a paper or panel, being a member is required for those whose
presentations have been accepted.

While Symposium participants are expected to cover their own expenses, some
funding for graduate students and recent PhDs is available (see below).


The Local Arrangements Committee negotiates with the university/conference
center a package for AV that includes projector, screen, internet access,
VGA cable, sound, podium with microphone, and panelists’ table with at
least one microphone.

Presenters must send an email notification to
mgsa.org at gmail.com
they need anything in addition to what is provided in the above package.

*Allocation of Chairs*

The Committee selects all chairs for the program, including panel chairs.
No panel member will serve as presenter and chair of the same panel. The
role of the chair is to keep time and guide discussion. The role of the
chair should not be confused with that of a commentator, who may be
included in the panel proposal as a panel member.

*Graduate Student Grants*

There is a small fund available to defray costs for participating graduate
students and recent graduates who are unemployed. The exact level of
funding that will be made available to graduate students will be announced
at a later date. Funding is contingent on timely registration and
application for funds with documentation of status.

*Program Contact Information*

Questions may be submitted via the contact form on the website:


or to: MGSA Executive Director, mgsa.org at gmail.com.

For information about the conference and the submission process, see the
MGSA Symposium website at: https://mgsasymposium.org/index2.html

Vangelis Calotychos
MGSA Executive Director
Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Classics
Brown University
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